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Serena Williams fans were very angry with the cover of GQ Woman of the Year



Serena won her best female title after several challenging months (Image: Getty Images)

Serena Williams, who was named the GQ woman of this year, must be a celebration of celebration.

The 37-year-old tennis star was the only woman to appear on one of the four GQ covers for December, along with Michael B Jordan, Jonah Hill and Henry Golding.

The honor came after a challenging year for Serena when she returned to work after the birth of her daughter Olympia last year, but suffered losses in court including Wimbledon.

However, the cover displays the word 'woman' in double quotes next to the image with 'male' crossed out – and fans don't feel happy.

Some Serena fans wonder why she is not fully dressed like a men's blanket (Image: GQ / Conde Nast)

Apparently, the & # 39; logo & # 39; it was designed by artistic director Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh, who is famous for using fonts in his design. However, that explanation is enough to calm critics who feel the quotes are in "bad taste".

The reaction on Twitter includes:

Mark Rouse, research manager at GQ, sailed to complete the counterattack by maintaining Virgil's design.

The executive said: "Because it was handwritten by Virgil Abloh of Off-White, who has arranged everything in quotes lately (see Serena US Open clothes that he designed).

‘It really has tags / quotes around it because it is Virgil's own style / brand, including in partnership with Nike and Serena themselves. That's the only "message" behind it. "

Not everyone buys Mark's reasons even though as a Twitter follower answers: orang Everyone knows Virgil. We know the design. We got the quote. Not that placing quotes around women makes it especially sensitive. consider the masculinization of Serena and black women in general! [sic]'

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Quotations are not the only thing that critics don't like, as another critic points out: Question: why should women be half-dressed and men to be fully clothed? …

Because that's the only way GQ thinks they can move a magazine with a woman on the cover is to make it look desirable? … Don't ever think that he is respected for his achievements. "


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